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augustus westerberg

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  1. Just back from Rush R40 tour at the ACC here in Toronto, there's a certain giddiness in the crowd at a hometown Rush show that feels really unique, someday I'd like to see them in another city and see if that's the case. Although many of the diehards in attendance seemed to think this could be their last hurrah, won't be for lack of ability if that ends up being true. Deliberately avoided reading anything about the tour and I'm so glad I did, *SPOILER ALERT* they went backwards through time starting with a few from Clockwork Angels and ending the 1st set with Subdivisions. Obviously the 2nd
  2. After pissing away close to a grand and a week's vacation time on a fiasco of a Replacements tour, I have made the tough decision not to attend Solid Sound this time and would also like to give my 3 day early bird pass to someone here. I realize most people that can attend will already have tickets but maybe there's a friend or relative you could bring along? PM me or post here if interested.
  3. THE WIND BLOWS HIGH Trees whip to the ground, the clouds are streaming To think I would ever live to see this day Beneath an angry sky the crowd is screaming It's clear that someone's got to pay I cannot account for where I've been Never thought I'd need an alibi Open up the sky and let me in Oh - the wind blows high I see you coming in the morning soon Unwrap your blue guitar, play a merciful tune Wipe a final tear from a dead man's eye Oh - the wind blows high The wind blows high and the wind blows low again There's a shaking in the ground like the world might end Voices of the sea
  4. Thanks so much for posting this, at the festival I asked them for a large or xl & they had just sold the last one to a girl in front of me for her boyfriend (they still had a small or medium but it didn't work for me). Ordered now - thank you!
  5. Comes with download. Trailer for the movie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymL2yH3whsQ
  6. It's worth it just for the phenomenal live in studio version of Electric Fence. The concert footage is good too though not as high quality as the bonus disc in the Funeral Singers dvd. Most of the songs in Made A Machine... are from Quicksand/Cradlesnakes, if you're a fan you should definitely have it. My Stitches pre-order bundle arrived Thursday, 5 days before street date! Loving it.
  7. Just WOW indeed, that was amazing. Thanks for posting the setlist, just to add that Kiss Me On The Bus segued into 3rd Stone From The Sun. There were some Paul lyric blanks on Androgynous, I Will Dare & the best/least bit of Bastards Of Young, but overall they were super tight & couldn't have looked happier to be there. That was incredible. 5 words I never thought I'd say again: I saw the Replacements tonight!!! Fuck yeah.
  8. I'm greedily hoping for a warm-up club show somewhere in Toronto on Saturday night, seems reasonable to think they might want to get their feet wet before headlining a festival on Sunday. Just in case, definitely saying NO to overtime next weekend and keeping my ears open for any announcement towards the end of the week.
  9. The way the previously announced venue shows are right in the middle of the living room tour makes me wonder if there will be any full band shows at all. Especially since the venue shows are now listed as 'with Richard Buckner'. I totally get why Tim would rather play living rooms to an attentive audience but I'd love to see some full band shows too. Looks like Buffalo will probably be my only show on this tour. Stitches pre-order info should be coming down the 'pike any time now, bring it on!
  10. When Elvis Costello opened for Dylan there was no interaction until the very last show (if memory serves), then they did Tears Of Rage together. So that $5 bet may go down to the wire. Wilco should break out We've Been Had on this tour. "Every star that hides in the back of the bus..."
  11. I picked up The Replacements Songs For Slim for $11.99 on red vinyl, was very happy with that, and surprised to even see it. Had a real "what is this shit?" moment when I put it on though, until I realized it should be played at 45 rpm. Wish I had more patience to browse there but it was uncomfortably crowded.
  12. Last time I saw Paul (at the Phoenix, solo, circa Come Feel Me Tremble), he opened with Alex Chilton. If I were the 'Mats playing their first show since 1991 I'd do the same I think. Either that or an early classic like Color Me Impressed , or Takin A Ride. But Alex Chilton would work on so many levels. Can hardly believe this is happening, there's so much time for things to go wrong....but I got my ticket plus an extra at the earliest bird cheapest price, anyone looking to travel to Toronto for the FIRST REPLACEMENTS SHOW SINCE 1991 (!!!!!!!!!!), I got room for at least one, maybe 2 more here
  13. Just ordered Toronto tix, thanks so much for the heads up! 'Mats & Dino jr on the same bill, should be some kinda day. Assuming Paul & Tommy are in, wonder if Chris will play or if Slim is even able? I'll take what I can get, been such a loooooong time!
  14. Toronto setlist was almost identical to Ottawa, they did Braindead in place of No Expectations and returned to finish Bottles & Bones this time after the Space-y interlude. The new songs are sounding really great, Stitches can't get here soon enough and hopefully some nearby dates on a fall tour!
  15. Ottawa was great, there was a female singer "Jesse" with them who sang on all the new songs (5!) and a few of the old ones too, and played some harmonica. Bottles & Bones devolved into an effects pedals freak-out after the bridge & they never came back to finish it, too bad since the backing vocals were sounding great on that tune with the extra voice. Not that I didn't enjoy the "Space" segment, I definitely did. Such a treat to hear that amazing music in such an intimate setting, without a bar full of drunks and scene-makers babbling over it. Looking forward to Toronto show tonight,
  16. Only 4 nerds made it to both NYC & Brooklyn? I'm doing a 900+ km round trip to Ottawa for tomorrow's show, then back for Toronto show Monday, I'm gonna be the super nerd of this tour! Would have considered Montreal tonight too but I bought Breeders tickets months ago & the show is walking distance from my apartment. Have to save some mileage for the album release tour later on! So excited for tomorrow & Monday.
  17. Trying to imagine Electric Fence without drums & just can't, but will hear for myself soon enough in Ottawa & Toronto I hope. Will also report back here. Someone posted a few nice pics on Califone's facebook page, looks like just a duo - anyone know who the other musician is? 5 more days, can't hardly wait....
  18. I'm torn. Thank You, Friends is the perfect song for SS but I've seen them do it a couple of times already, and you only get one pick. So maybe one of these...? We've Been Had Big Star - Kangaroo Replacements - I'll Be You side 2 of Abbey Road the entire Floor Show from Rocky Horror Heh heh, if they can nail Broken Arrow they can do ANYTHING!
  19. My Heron King Blues coloured vinyls came yesterday! Got a green and a yellow, yes I know I'm insane. Band in SF was Tim Hurley, Danni Iosello & Griffin Rodriguez. Same lineup played a few shows towards the end of last year, I'm assuming they'll be on the album & living room tour too but have no official word on that. Some press item I read related to the SF shows said that Tim had put together a new lineup because Joe, Ben & Jim were "on neverending tour with Iron & Wine", don't know how much truth there is to that but it sounds like a steadier gig than Califone that would pay
  20. I'm in for Toronto & waiting on Ottawa confirmation. Know exactly what you mean about the rabbit hole & not coming up for air, since I saw Califone open for Wilco in Hamilton & London, Ontario in 2010 they've been my favourite & by far most listened to band. By the 3rd song in Hamilton I was having a "where have you been all my life" moment with this music, such a shame I missed the previous decade but that's the way it goes sometimes I guess. Most grateful to Wilco for bringing them along on that tour and introducing us. Saw the new lineup in San Francisco earlier this month
  21. Festival Express Grateful Dawg Sex Pistols - Filth & The Fury Townes Van Zandt - Be Here To Love Me
  22. Public Image Ltd at the Opera House, Toronto.
  23. Picture Book Till The End Of The Day Alcohol Celluloid Heroes Days Victoria Sunny Afternoon Better Things Father Christmas Around The Dial honourable mentions... Village Green Preservation Society Give The People What They Want Rock n Roll Fantasy One of the Survivors
  24. That live version of Morning Of Our Lives is amazing, the crowd all hostile & screaming for Roadrunner as it starts then by the end everyone is clapping along and won over, I love that. Have all the Jonathan on vinyl up to and including the self-titled 1989 Rounder release except for one, Back In Your Life, will have to look out for that one. Will also keep eyes open for a copy of Rockin & Romance, the Rough Trade trilogy are my all-time favourites of his. I'm in Califone immersion and have been trying to find Roots & Crowns on vinyl for months, there were 2 limited runs of 1000
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